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“Interactive and fun”
Review of Rockheim

Rockheim
Ranked #3 of 101 things to do in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rockheim is the national museum of popular music. Since the museum's opening in 2010 there has been a steady stream of visitors eager to learn about norwegian music and its history. Music is a source of enjoyment. It creates a sense of belonging and offers new experiences. But it is also a vital source of knowledge of ourselves and our cultural history. Behind the scenes, Rockheim's staff is engaged in managing and researching Norway's pop and rock music, and in making it accessible to the public. The visit to Rockheim begins in the spectacular "Top Box". From the main exhibit on the 6th floor you proceed down floor by floor. The music and stories are communicated by means of interactive exhibit technology and objects from the museum's collections. You are welcomed by Rockheim's guides, who will be your hosts and will answer your questions about the exhibits.
Trondheim, Norway
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interactive and fun”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Enjoy half a day in this modern and interactive museum! The facilities are new and the activities are super fun.!

Visited June 2013
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Warrington, England
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79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“One of the best museums”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a brilliant museum. If you've got an interest in pop music, you don't need to be au fait with the Norwegian artists. The design is brilliant with different interactive processes in each thematically-styled room; one from each decade since the 50s. Some of the rooms such as the 80s which are 1 large shared experience work best when there are fewer people around but the 70s room with its individual headphones and tables offer a different experience. The staff are excellent - just the right level of intervening when you're struggling but not making you feel like you have to do everything on offer. Well thought-out, great content, great delivery, most of the content in English, a video play-along with Ronni Le Tekrø, probably the only museum in the world with a 'Black Metal' room - complete with old-style cassette driven interactive feature and screen. This is a must for any music fan.

Visited February 2014
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Trondheim, Norway
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very nice inside and outside”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Rellay worth a visit. Great architecture and great museum. One of Trondheim`s most spectacular buildings.

Visited August 2013
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UK
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not to be missed if you like music”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Superb interactive museum with no-expense-spared equipment. Neither of us speak any Norwegian but most things had English commentary or were self-explanatory. Music from the 50s to the current day is here, including studio set-ups and plenty of opportunities to get hands-on with instruments, old film clips of festivals and beat-making. Great cafe on 5th floor with stunning views. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
Review collected in partnership with VisitNorway.com

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Trondheim, Norge
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Must visit”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

In my opinion, everyone needs to visit/ experience Rockheim atleast once a year. Aside from offering one of the best views in Trondheim, in a seriously interesting building - this interactive music museum will help you reconnect with music, or just explore new sides. Good for all ages.

Visited June 2013
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